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Mercedes Benz Museum

Stuttgart, 2005 

The doubly curved, smooth fair-faced concrete surfaces of UN Studio’s Mercedes Benz Museum are a striking reflection of its interior space. The complex geometry was however beyond the scope of existing formwork systems and manual planning methods.

designtoproduction developed a method that enabled the assembly of the doubly curved formwork form planar boards. The panels – precisely pre-cut on a CNC-router – were bent to the desired shape in situ during the construction process, exploiting their elasticity.

 

 

Parametric Model
Arnold Walz

Design
UNStudio

Production
Züblin , Stuttgart